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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. >> caption colorado, llc email@example.com could his ex shake up barry bonds's trial? the ex-mistress takes the stand what she could say about the signs of steroids abuse. what president obama is expected to say about america's future in libya tonight in a speech. good morning. thanks for joining us on this monday, the 28th day of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:00 straight up. in honor of this lovely weather we're having this week we decided to bring everyone upstairs. >> this will be permanent. >> and celebrate. >> the gang is all here. and we have sunshine. >> hey it works. >> i'm jealous. so let's start off with some
weather and some golden rays out there. >> we have been giving frank a hard time. ever since he arrived we have seen rain pretty much every day. >> it's over. >> so my question, are you going on vacation on wednesday and thursday? we are finally going to see some sun. >> i haven't been told yet but maybe i should. i'm okay with a three-day weekend if that's what it takes. >> that may be why we're seeing sunshine but you will finally get to see what sunny california looks like. i know you grew up here but it's been a long time since we have seen the sun. >> we are just at the beginning of a warming trend, mid-60s and 50s. full blown sunshine later today and breezy northwest wind. we'll talk more about that and the promise of maybe some 80's in the forecast later this week. i'll explain coming up but first a look at the roads. >> the roads look great. no wind advisories, it's not wet out there so big change so far from last week. and no hot spots, as well. not a lot of construction going on because it was raining last night so it looks like we are
good to go across the dumbarton bridge and the san mateo bridge. a quick look at westbound the 2 the right side of the screen there. those taillights are heading toward foster city and all green this morning all the way towards the peninsula. we'll have more traffic and more weather coming up. in the meantime we'll toss it back over to news. >> thank you. we are going to hear from president obama this afternoon about america's military mission in libya. the president will be speaking from the national defense university in washington. the white house says mr. obama will talk about what the u.s. and our allies are doing and the what the u.s. policy in libya will be. turkey is taking over operations of a key libyan airport to help get humanitarian aid to the country. rebels in libya have recovered hundreds of miles of territory since nato air strikes began and are closing in on moammar qaddafi's hometown of sirte. nato has agreed to take full command of the operation in
libya. and the president is expected to speak at 4:30 p.m. our time. we'll have live coverage right here on cbs and continuing developments on libya on the cbs 5 eyewitness news at 5:00. it is 5:03 now. today barry bonds's ex-mistress will take to the stand in the former slugger's perjury trial. she is likely to be a key witness for the prosecution and sharon chin is in san francisco with more on this very personal and embarrassing testimony we could hear today. sharon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. yeah, kimberly bell is expected to take the stand. she is considered one of the more glamorous witnesses here in the bonds trial. barry bonds' former mistress expected to say that told her before the 2000 baseball season that he was using steroids. in what could be sensational testimony today, she plans to tell jury that she witnessed mental and physical changes in the slugger, including acne, bloating, hair loss and changes to his genitals. bonds is accused of lying to a
grand jury in 2003 when he testified he never knowingly used steroids. other witnesses scheduled to take the stand for the prosecution this week in the bonds trial, giants clubhouse manager mike murphy, expected to describe the increase in bonds' hat size. the team's former trainer stan conte will talk about his interrer actions with bonds and physical changes he said he saw. and mike wilson, a special agent with the irs, is expected to testify about a box of folders he seized from balco laboratories and how bonds' urine sample was handled. personal shopper kathy hoskins set to tell how she saw bonds injected with steroids by his former personal trainer greg anderson, who is in jail for refusing to testify against bonds. so the trial continues at 8:30 this morning. frank. >> all eyes on barry bonds today. okay, sharon chin live in san francisco, thank you. the search is on for whoever left a pipe bomb hidden in a newspaper in vacaville.
an elderly man was seriously injured when it went off yesterday morning. the explosion rocking the entire neighborhood. it happened when the man in his 80s picked up his newspaper. vacaville police evacuated more than 40 homes. they warned people not to pick up newspapers or anything else that might be suspicious. they have plenty of help in searching for more possible explosives, as well. >> we have on the scene right now, we have the travis air force bomb squad, the alcohol, tobacco and firearms folks are here, as well. we have some bomb-sniffing dogs and some x-ray apparatus. they are checking the neighborhood for any other devices. >> no other suspicious items were found and the neighbors were eventually allowed to return home. there are no suspects in this case. well, capitola has declared a state of emergency after a damaging second flash flood over the weekend.
>> water several feet deep gushing from a broken storm pipe saturday and flowing through homes and businesses in capitola village. it was the second failure by the same pipe and the flood left a huge mess behind. the water came from an underground culvert at the bottom of a 20-foot hole. that hole created on thursday when the pipe failed the first time. now a number of mobile homes are yellow and red-tagged and one is a pile of rubble. many were vacation homes but some housed elderly people. >> red cross is going to help them for two weeks but what do they do after that? >> we're packing up and moving out and cutting up the rugs. everything has to be out of here. >> dozens of businesses in the center of town are now trying to clean up. right now, it's impossible to know just how much damage was done in monetary terms, but the city is hoping for state and federal aid. a little bit of good news for commuters. ace trains running again this morning after being halted by
the storm. debris from a landslide ended up on the tracks in niles canyon thursday stopping service for two days. crews though have now cleared the mess. and we have more good news here at 5:07. finally some sunshine. and did julie say a possible 80 later in the week somewhere? >> i heard the 80s. >> it depends where you live. we're not all going to see temperatures in the 80s but i think there is a very good chance that many folks will see an 80-degree or so later this week. we'll get to that in a minute. but first today a mild start this morning. upper 40s for pacifica as well as in redwood city. low 50s fremont, san jose this morning. 45 concord and 42 in fairfield. as we move on throughout the day mild temperatures not quite 80s but hey, at least we're dry, right? 64 in san jose, 63 fremont, 65 fairfield, 60 san rafael. you want to talk 80s? after today we are going to see increasing clouds for tuesday, slight chance of showers for the north bay tomorrow but then wednesday we start to dry. temperatures in the upper 70s
and yes low 80s a possibility by next thursday. i'll show you the chance of rain for next week but first traffic with elizabeth. >> the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is still light. we have no ponding in the middle lanes. the metering lights are off. so yeah, not a whole lot to talk about now if you are heading into san francisco. i just checked our chp reports, not a lot going on. at this time last week, we were seeing incident after incident because of all the wet weather. here's a live look in oakland past the coliseum. drive time 16 minutes between 238 and the macarthur maze. bart, ace, muni and caltrain no delays. get your chains towards the sierra. trains required on interstate
that radioactivity is spreading in water and soil near the damaged plant. radiation is showing up a mile further north than before. a japanese nuclear safety agency is saying for the first time that it suspected radioactive water is leaking into the ocean. today they resume pumping out radioactive water from several buildings. a crucial task before they restart cooling systems. and another quake in japan. a 6.5 tremor struck off the northeastern coast yesterday prompting another tsunami warning. no additional damage was reported after the warning was lifted. a mystery aboard a disney cruise ship. a young crew member disappeared while cruising from l.a. to puerto vallarta. that's 24-year-old rebecca coriam. she was last seen tuesday. that's when the disney wonder ship left cabo san lucas. investigators say someone saw her making a phone call to a friend but then she never showed up for work as part of the ship's youth program.
>> it's very, very painful. the thought of not seeing her again... i don't know. it's frightening to think about it really. >> the ship, which is 1,000 feet long has been searched twice. the u.s. coast guard and the mexican navy are also involved with the search. 5:13. explosives hidden in a newspaper and now federal investigators are combing a vacaville neighborhood. a live report on the search for more bombs coming up. >> plus, is santa clara playing games with a new 49ers stadium? how the money is already being put to use and why some worry that the city's jumping the gun. ,,,,
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the blast forced an entire vacaville neighborhood to acuate yesterday a hidden device inside a newspaper explodes in a man's face. the blast forced an entire vacaville neighborhood to evacuate yesterday. nick janes has what's happening this morning and joins us now live with the latest. good morning, nick. >> hey, good morning, frank and sydnie. they believe at this point investigators do that this was an isolated incident. take a look though at the crater left behind. it wasn't quite this big to begin with. they found debris a block away
from the explosion so it had to be powerful. the tw is the gentleman was picking up the newspaper for the neighbor next door. it's not clear why. the guy who lives here doesn't believe he was targeted and doesn't know why the bomb was hidden in the newspaper but witnesses said the blast shook their homes. they saw the victim with blood on his arms and legs. he was rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. we don't know his condition. after the blast, neighbors warned others in off the to pick up newspapers but the fbi, atf and bomb squads were called to this area on cashel circle. they think it was an incident. they don't have any suspects or arrests. it's unclear what's going on. the neighbors said they saw somebody suspicious in the
neighborhood saturday night but that isn't much for police to go on. >> is it still evacuated or are neighbors able to go back to their homes? >> reporter: neighbors are back in their homes. this happened yesterday morning. so they certainly had an extensive search as they evacuated. but the cars are parked back here and no crime tape is up so everybody is back in their homes. >> all righty, nick janes, live in vacaville. nick, thanks for that update. we appreciate it. we had a little good news for you this morning on the weather front especially for those waiting for a little bit of sunshine. out the door this morning, partly cloudy with a little bit of patchy fog especially in the north bay where we are seeing some location down to three- quarters of a mile. other than that, though, mild temperatures, mid-40s to mid- 50s out the door later this afternoon. mid-50s to mid-60s areawide. breezy this afternoon, 15 to 20 miles per hour. we are seeing sunshine because
the wind is northwest. the area will clear out. high pressure is building offshore. as that pushes in, we'll see increasing temperatures. before we get there i have to point out one more weathermaker. this will likely skirt by just over the top of the ridge tomorrow bringing with it a slight chance of showers north of the golden gate and a few extra clouds for the rest of us, short-lived. high pressure wednesday and thursday, we're flirting with some 80s by thursday. a good 15-degree increase from what we're seeing today. and today is not too shabby. 58 in pacifica, 59 half moon bay, 53 sunnyvale and 63 today in milpitas. for the east bay similar temperature range for you starting off with 52 alameda, 64 antioch and danville. north bay plenty of sunshine later today. bear with these clouds for a little longer. 56 in stinson beach, 60 san anselmo, 60 san rafael and 63 today in vallejo. a look at the seven-day forecast shows a little something for everyone today. again, breezy this afternoon, and we will see increasing sunshine, a few more clouds for
tuesday with a slight chance of showers north of the golden gate. wednesday we start to warm things up and we're flirting with 80s in some of the warmest spots by thursday but we're not totally out of the woods just yet we felt start to cool on friday and see another chance of showers come saturday. now for a look at the roads, here's elizabeth. >> all right. thank you, julie. we'll go outside, live towards the south bay. here's live look at 101 traffic heading up towards santa clara. those headlights are moving northbound. this is near the mckee exit. and you can see that everything is free-flowing this morning in either direction. let's go to our maps and we can show you our live traffic sensors, nothing. pretty quiet across san jose. here's a live look at 280 out of downtown san jose. can just see a couple of headlights in approaching the 880 interchange. we are doing well. the south bay your silicon valley ride westbound 238, speeds now improving to 60 miles per hour. these are live traffic sensors so they are picking up current speed conditions and right now coming around westbound 237 looks great all the way into
san jose. all right. so we saw the south bay let's go all the way up towards marin. southbound 101, looks great. all green on our sensors towards the waldo grade. no problems across the golden gate bridge heading into san francisco. westbound 580 looks okay, as well. this is likely going to change here in the next 10 or 15 minutes, we'll start to see brake lights but for right now 14 minutes is your commute towards 680 and the dublin interchange. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. a sacramento land lady convicted of killing of three her tenants in the 1980s has died in prison. prosecutors say dorothea puente stole the social security checks of her elderly tenants, killed them and then buried their bodies in her backyard. police dug up 7 bodies in that backyard. puente was serving two life
sentences at chowchilla and one 15-year to life sentence for three of the murders. the jury didn't reach verdicts on the other counts. puente was 82. perchloroethylene high school will be holding a special meeting tonight -- berkeley high school will be holding a special meeting tonight with parents over two incidents with handguns on campus. three students were arrested after one gun accidentally discharged and another unloaded weapon was confiscated. a student safety forum will be at 6:30. extra safety officers have been added. did you buy your lottery ticket? >> i did buy one. but i'm sitting here and you are too. >> we all are but we are going to find out perhaps who won that big millions -- megamillions prize where that win ticket was sold. we'll tell you coming up. >> britney fever in the bay area. hear from the fans who waited hours to see the pop star take the stage. ,,,,,,,,,, hey marcel, watch this!
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to the great america theme park. the bay area has a little britney fever. >> thousands coming out to see britney spears perform in san francisco this past weekend. she put on a short free show yesterday at the bill graham civic auditorium. it was about three songs. long lines didn't seem to bother the ticketholders. some said they had waited years to see the pop star live. >> i love britney spears. i'm so excited she's in san francisco, yes! >> i have never seen her, either. really excited about it. >> britney! >> amazing. >> we love britney. >> spears performed songs from her latest album about to come on you, femme fatal which comes out tomorrow. three songs, that's quick. >> we don't have video. it's for the "good morning america" show in about a week or so. we could find out today who hit the megamillions jackpot.
$319million. >> it's not us. the winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in albany, new york but so far no one has come forward to claim it. >> today is the first day the lottery office has been open since the drawing. if the winner takes the prize in a lump sum they get $202 million after taxes and i'm read online that in albany, new york, they think it was about 7 or 8 i.t. workers of the state government. >> so that lakefront property guess it has to wait a little longer. bummer. 5:27 on your monday. coming up, hand-held and 3-d. the groundbreaking new videogames and why they come with a warning. today in the barry bonds perjury trial, potentially sensational testimony from his ex-girlfriend. that's coming up. ,, i love america,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. an kohara. time is good morning, everybody. it is monday, march 28th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. your time is 5:30. let's go ahead and get you out the door with a quick check of your weather. we have better news for you this week, right, julie? >> good morning. >> this forecast makes me want to see, gray skies are going to
clear up! sunshine icons on the screen. we'll see increasing sunshine today. this week, temperatures flirting with the 80s. we'll talk more about that coming up but first a check of the roads with elizabeth. >> what a difference a week makes for weather and traffic, as well. not a whole lot going on out there. no ponding at all in the middle lanes approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. easy ride right now into san francisco. no delay approaching the pay gates and quick trip past the metering lights up the incline. we are starting to see slowing now just as you reach a street in antioch but once you get closer to pittsburg, 242 towards concord, speeds improve dramatically to 64, 65 miles per hour. and the drive along the peninsula, 101 and 280 moves fine up towards downtown san francisco. back to you. >> thank you. this morning a vacaville man is recovering from serious injuries suffered when a bomb that was apparently hidden in his newspaper went off.
it happened outside a home in vacaville yesterday at 10:20 in the morning. the explosion rocked the neighborhood. it happened when the man in his 80s went out to get a newspaper. vacaville warned 40 homes in the area. they warned people not to pick up anything that might be suspicious. and they had a lot of help searching for more explosives, as well. >> we have on the scene right now, we have the travis air force bomb squad. the alcohol, tobacco and firearms folks are here, as well. we have some bomb-sniffing dogs and some x-ray apparatus. they are checking the neighborhood for any other devices. >> no other suspicious items were found, and the neighbors were eventually allowed to return home. there are no suspects. today will feature potentially important testimony in the perjury trial of former giants slugger barry bonds.
his ex-mistress is examined to talk about bonds's comments on steroids and how his body changed. let's go to sharon chin. she's in san francisco with a preview of today's testimony. sharon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sydnie. kimberly bell is expected to take the stand today in what could be sensational testimony. bell is expected to tell the jury that bonds told her he was using steroids before the year 2000 baseball season. she is set to say that she saw changes in bond's genitals and other mental and physical changes including acne, hair loss and bloating. other witnesses are scheduled to testify this week in bonds' perjury trial including giants clubhouse manager mike murphy, expected to note how bonds's hat size grew larger. stan conte the team's former trainer set to describe physical changes he saw in the slugger. also, irs special agent mike wilson is expected to testify about a box of folders seized on a search warrant at balco laboratories. and bonds' personal shopper
cathy hoskins plans to tell how she saw bonds injected with steroids by his former personal trainer. these are the key witnesses this week for the prosecution as it tries to show bonds lied in 2003 when told a grand jury he did not knowingly use steroids. we are now in the second week of the trial. court starts again at 8:30 this morning. sydnie? >> sharon, thanks very much. sharon chin in san francisco. pg&e official will go before an administrative law judge today to say why the utility should not be fined millions of dollars. last week the state public utilities commission decided to fine pg&e $6 million. it's because the utility missed a deadline to provide pipeline safety records. pg&e says it may need the rest of the year gather those documents. it is 5:34 now and we are celebrating monday with a dry forecast. something new and different. >> yeah. and hints of sunshine out there. julie, good morning. >> good morning, guys. gosh, i love days like this when i can be the bearer of
good news. we're seeing sunshine this morning and warmer temperatures especially later this week. take a look outside right now, however. we are seeing a little bit of fog in the bay, down 3/4-mile in santa rosa. 47 pacifica, 50 in san jose, and 47 in livermore. later today temperatures are mild but this is just the beginning of our warmup. we're look at a 15-degree bump by thursday and we'll talk more about that coming up. in the meantime this afternoon, 58 pacifica, 60 san francisco, 65 concord, 63 livermore. your seven-day forecast is just ahead but first, a check of the roads with elizabeth. >> all right. thank you, julie. if you are planning a trip towards the sierra, right now chains are required just for interstate 80 near nyack. here's live look at truckee and you can see some big rigs pulled off to the right shoulder there. so obviously, snowy conditions there. no chains though required on 50 or 88. a little closer to home, all mass transit is on time for
bart, ace, muni metro and caltrain. now, the roads will look great. it's dry. so that's the biggest difference between today and last week. there was a stall reported on westbound 92 on the san mateo bridge but it looks like that is not impacting traffic at all. your drive time should be about 13 minutes from the flat section out towards the high- rise. and coming off of the high-rise in the eastbound lanes traffic moves well towards hayward, as well. and mass transit just getting word that there's some problems on the powell mason cable caroline. sounds like service is suspended. we'll have more details coming up. back to you. >> thank you. it's 5:36. it's dry now, but this morning, a state of emergency on the santa cruz county coast because of flooding. kiet do is in capitola which was hit by two floods in three days. he joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. as part of the state of emergency here in the downtown area of capitola, they are paying for two weeks worth of
hotel rooms for the evacuees and also letting the clean-up crews park here at the city meters for free. now, on saturday, several feet of water gushed from a broken culvert here that broke on thursday for the first time and it flooded out more than 40 homes and several dozen businesses in capitola village. this was the second failure by the same pipe. the water came from the underground culvert at the bottom of a 20-foot hole and that hole was created on thursday when the pipe failed for the first time. now a number of mobile homes are yellow or red-tagged and one say pile of rubble. some were vacation homes but many housed elderly people. >> i think there should be a recall of every, single city of capitola government official. >> our inventory is ruined. our business is ruined. we will never reestablish business in capitola. >> if you stop doing maintenance on steel pipes that have been rusting for 40 years and don't replace them, you're going to have what you're looking at right now. >> and so here in the downtown
area, you see piles of torn-out carpets and hardwood floors. the city says they should have that pipe fixed within about a week so we'll have to wait and see, frank. >> not a lot of happy people in capitola. kiet do live in capitola. thanks so much. 5:38. president obama going on television this evening to give us an update on the crisis in libya. as joel brown reports, nato is taking over more of the air operation that are helping rebels regain momentum in eastern libya. >> reporter: tonight, president obama will try to convince a skeptical public and congress america's mission in libya is working. he will deliver a nationally televised speech just a day after nato agreed to take full command of the operation. and at least one u.s. warship reportedly left the region. >> i think the military mission has gone quite well. >> reporter: the obama administration touted progress following another weekend of
air strikes. coalition forces hit targets in tripoli and for the first time moammar qaddafi's hometown of sirte. since the attack started more than a week ago, rebel forces have been able to push west and regain control of several towns. the president's speech comes amid growing complaints from republicans and democrats. critics say he never asked for congressional approval before taking military action and still hasn't given them a plan. >> this policy has been characterized by confusion, indecision and delay. >> there should have been a plan for what our objectives were, a debate as to why this was in our vital interests. >> reporter: and while defense secretary robert gates admits libya doesn't pose a direct threat to america -- >> i don't think it's vital interests to the united states. >> reporter: -- he insists what happens there could impact other parts of the middle east where the u.s. does have more at stake. joel brown, cbs news, washington. and the president is expected to speak at 4:30 p.m. our time. we'll have live coverage right
here on cbs and continuing developments on libya on the cbs 5 eyewitness news at 5:00. and remember, you can find the latest developments on our website, cbssf.com. new readings show contamination in the ocean has spread about a mile farther north of japan's crippled nuclear plant than previously thought. workers at the plant have been rushing to pump out radioactive water that seeped into sea water and soil. one expert says it could take weeks to clear out the radioactive water. meantime, a tsunami warning has been lifted after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake yesterday. no serious damage was reported. 5:40 your time. a mystery on a disney cruise ship. the last thing a female employee did before she went missing. plus a anyone tenth doe 3ds -- nintendo 3ds is coming out. why parents are being told not to let their children use the gadgets. ,,,,,,,,
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sunshine and warmer temperatures on the way. out the door we have a little bit of patchy fog out there especially in the north bay. partly cloudy, temperatures in the mid-40s and 50s. increasing northwest breezes will clear things out making way for more sunshine during the day. from the satellite perspective you can see a ridge building in over the next few days, bringing with it warmer temperatures. but before there we have a weather maker in the wings skirting over the top of this ridge tomorrow and bring with it a few more clouds for tuesday, and the possibility of -- a slight chance of showers for the north bay.
after that however, warming temperatures. in fact, we're bumping things up by 15 degrees over what you're going to see today by thursday. today, however, upper 50s for half moon bay. 62 in los altos. 54 cupertino. 65 in los gatos. similar temperature range for the east bay today. 64 danville, 65 brentwood, 62 alameda. north bay you do have reduced visibility. in fact, santa rosa coming in about three-quarters of a mile later this morning. later today, 60 in kentfield, 62 novato, 63 today in benicia. seven-day forecast shows a little bit of something for everything. breezy this afternoon, more sunshine today increasing clouds with a slight chance of showers for the north bay on tuesday. increasing sunshine and temperatures wednesday and thursday. we're flirting with some of the warm spots in the low 80s. now we start to cool things a little on friday and yes our next chance of showers back in the forecast just in time for your weekend. now for a check of traffic, here's elizabeth. >> thank you, julie. we have been on the air now for more than an hour and still have no major problems on the
roads. we're off to a great start on this monday morning. here's live look at 101 traffic in san jose near the mckee exit. headlights are moving northbound. easy ride so far heading towards santa clara. let's go to the maps. overall the guadalupe parkway, 101 as you just saw and 280 traffic all moving fine. here's live look at 280 traffic. this is northbound traffic right there by the 880 interchange. and still a pretty smooth commute towards los altos hills. nice ride on the peninsula on 101 and 280 and coming out of the altamont pass now we are just starting to see a little bit of slowing on our sensors. again, like clockwork right around 5:45 begins to pick up. 16 minutes is your commute time there from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. and we are even seeing a little red meaning speeds under 25 miles per hour now as you make your way through antioch. westbound top speeds towards pittsburg into concord as you make your way towards 242.
here's live look outside at the bay bridge toll plaza. all last week, we saw that ponding, that pulling in those middle lanes, cars making some huge splashes. i was out there live watching it all happen and hospital in the case so far this morning. everything is really easy heading into san francisco. and no metering lights. if you are heading into san francisco, though, service has been suspended on the powell mason cable caroline. they are having to do some maintenance work. the service is suspended until friday, april 1. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9-fm. that is your traffic and your weather. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:46. let's take a peek at some of the top stories on this monday. today the ex-mistress of barry bonds will testify for the prosecution in the federal perjury trial. kimberly bell is expected to talk about what bonds said about steroids and she will describe how his body changed. bonds is accused of lying when he testified in 2003 that never
knowingly took steroids. and in the santa cruz area they are still cleaning up from two floods in capitola. there is a state of emergency in the downtown area after an underground culvert spilled twice since thursday. city officials hope to fix the pipe within a week. a vacaville man was seriously hurt when a pipe bomb that was hidden in his sunday paper in front of his house went off when he picked it up. the neighborhood was evacuated, no other explosives were found. there are no suspects. an all-out search aboard a disney cruise ship after a young crew member vanishes. 24-year-old rebecca coriam disappeared while cruising from l.a. to puerto vallarta. she was last seen tuesday when the disney wonder ship left cabo san lucas. investigators say someone saw her making a phone call to a friend. but then she never showed up for work as part of the ship's
youth program. >> it's very, very painful. the thought of not seeing her again... i don't know. it's frightening to think about it, really. >> the ship, which is 1,000 feet long, has been searched twice. the u.s. coast guard and the mexican navy are also involved. the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on a major lawsuit against wal-mart tomorrow. the retail giant wants justices to block a discrimination lawsuit from becoming a billion- dollar class action case. a group of female employees say they have been paid less than male counterparts and repeatedly passed over for promotion but the company insists the allegation are isolated and that there is no pattern of gender bias at their 4300 stores. well, if you have any big ticket items on your shopping list, you might want to get to the stores pretty soon. the sales tax is going up in several east bay communities starting this friday. voters approved tax hikes of a half percent in 7 cities. the idea is to generate more
revenue to replenish budgets. the biggest hikes are in union city and el cerrito where the sales tax jumped to 10.25%. san leandro goes up to 10%. concord rises t 9.75% novato and santa rosa to 9.5%. the nintendo 3ds is the latest gadget competing for your big dollars. the device hits store shelves yesterday. it puts 3-d videogames in the palm of your hand and you don't need glasses. experts say the technology could be a big game changer. 3ds also comes with a warning. nintendo says children under 6 shouldn't use the device because it might harm their vision. >> like any activity that adults and children do, moderation is probably a good idea. >> the device comes with parental control and an option to turn off the 3-d capabilities. 3ds is about $250. and now another reason to run down to the store and buy a
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pediatrics is warning that troubled teens could suffer from "f on." they say too much neighborhood could be bad for mental help. the american academy of pediatrics warns that troubled teens could suffer from facebook depression because they say looking at photos and updates of happy people having fun can make kids who suffer from low self-esteem feel worse. parents should talk to their children about their online use. well, we now know when the last edition of oprah winfrey's show will air. the series finale will be on may 25. that's according to entertainment weekly and several other reports citing her production company harpo. the last show will conclude 25 seasons for the show. so far no word on hot final guests will be or what surprises oprah might have for her studio audience. that wouldn't be so bad, cars, all kinds of goodies. she is good that way. talk about surprises. the final four is set in the
ncaa tournament. if you got all four teams you should move to vegas immediately. kentucky will play uconn and virginia commonwealth who had to do a playin game just to get in will play butler. out of nearly 6 million people who filled out their brackets on espn.com, only two people got the final four teams correct. >> and that is what i love about this basketball tournament because you never know. i mean, it's all heart. they are not playing for money. schools are but not the players. >> uconn, kentucky, we have seen them before. but virgini commonwealth, an 11th seed? it will be fun and good for ratings on cbs this weekend coming up because everybody will be watching. including these gals on either side. >> university of illinois is out? >> yeah, in round one. >> have you been watching the
tournament? >> no. >> i watched the last few games. >> all right. weather-wise, sunshine and lots of it. >> aren't we happier now? >> we hear sunshine is out there and some nice temperatures. >> i want to show you a picture. we're starting off with mypix. this is cleaning up capitola, cleaning up. totally opposite of saturday. this is a photo from sunday from my father who has a place in capitola, my favorite daughter. >> that's my little sister. >> she helped clean up the capitola area. >> i had an event yesterday and i had to go to bed at 6:00 but don't worry, capitola. i'll help come clean up next weekend. in the meantime folks are dealing with this. where she is standing right now? totally under water on saturday. and there is a lot of clean-up going on. they saw 2.5" of rain on saturday. the good news is they will get a chance to dry out for at least a few days. take a look at the forecast. sunshine today, we are going to
see some increasing clouds for tuesday. but then bumping up temperatures to near 80 by thursday. so definitely a warmup on the horizon. >> and it looks a whole lot better on the roads, as well. we dealt with so many nasty commutes last week. not the case today. so if you have to go to work this morning, at least now it's going to be dry out there. we don't have any wind advisories. here's 880 traffic through oakland. you're cruising past the coliseum. same thing westbound 237. mass transit is on time so far for bart, ace, muni metro and caltrain. we'll toss it back over to news. >> good news all the way around. ladies, we should have you come upstairs more often. very nice. 5:56 your time. it's known for being controversial. did abercrombie & fitch go over the top? the sexy clothing it's accused of marketing to teenaged girls. plus, houses in the east bay rocked by an explosion. what police are now saying about a bomb found in a
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. our inventory is ruined. our business is ruined. >> nerves frayed, lives disrupted. why some capitola residents say the second flash flood could have been stopped. >> it wasn't the fire. it was a bomb. >> a quiet sunday shaken by a violent explosion. the investigation after a bomb was found inside a newspaper. good morning, it is monday, march 28. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm sydnie kohara. thanks so much for joining us. your time ng